Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Not just for thin old birds! (Meeow!)
Rimmel Renew & Lift Foundation
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Rimmel Renew & Lift Foundation
Advantages: A nice foundation.
Disadvantages: Doesn't stay on all day.
One thing I could never leave the house without, let alone live without is my face foundation cream. I have always had spotty and blemished skin from about the age of 13, so for me to feel any sort of confidence I have to wear at least a base coat o foundation, a sealing powder of some description and a little blusher, as though I like my porcelain coloured skin to be just that, I do look a little dead once applied, so need something for a little colour.
Alongside the spots I have now found that my skin is starting to look a bit older too, with there being a few more lines than I remember seeing the last time I examined my face, with it starting to travel down to see my chest too (though of course they are out at the moment, they are visiting my stretch marks on my stomach, I don't know about foundation I could do with permanent scaffolding!).
I am a real sucker for promises, this will make you thin, this will make you look younger, this will get you Robbie Williams, you know the kind, though once coupled with a cheaper than the norm price tag too, I simply find it rude not to indulge!
I decided on a whim to purchase this foundation due to the cheap price tag (of course) and the promise that not only would this make my skin appear more youthful but would also seem firmer too!
Many of these foundations come in the same generic looking glass bottles now, which is fine up until a point, then have to be dotted along a shelf instead of thrown into a make up box, to get all the liquid foundation into the same region as the pump action tube.
There is a multitude of information to be found on the bottle itself (in a variety of languages too!), with the following being gleaned.
This is Rimmel London product (you know the one's that are advertised by the annoyingly thin and ancient Kate Moss, catty me? NEVER! Lol!), and due t me having used Rimmel products for many years now I wasn't worried that this would be inferior quality.
The product name is self explanatory with this being "renew & lift", with this also containing "hyaluronic serum", which sounds a bit like the chemical peel stuff applied to remove old skin cells, so far so good!
This has an SPF of 15, which I am ashamed to say means nothing to me, I have never bothered applying any sorts of sun protection to my face before, though I do know my Mum is quite anal about higher SPF's in her make up, something to do with her protecting her already poorly skin!
There is also a full description of how and what this will do for your skin, with the final promise that this will last all day, looking as fresh as when first applied, and leaving you skin looking flawless and radiant.
To use I always apply with my finger tips, I have tried sponges but just can't get the hand of them. I pump a little of the foundation onto my fingertips, I have found about 4 - 5 pumps of foundation is enough to cover my face and neck, and there is hardly ever any waste as with each depress of the applicator pump only a very small amount comes out.
After smoothing onto my face (freshly cleansed, though I don't moisturise before applying it now, it does make your foundation go further, though for my skin type does nothing to stop it from sliding off my skin again after an hour!), I find that my skin does look much smoother, though doesn't completely hide my bigger blemishes and spots, though does help disguise any open pores I may have, usually around my nose area.
The foundation is in cream form and smoothes onto my skin very easily, though I do have to take care around my eye brows, eye's and my jaw line, as these are usually the places that I can get tide marks, though this stuff seems to blend in very nicely as long as too much isn't put on at once, I find smaller amounts layered on makes for a better finish.
My face certainly looks better with this on but doesn't make me any younger looking or my face any firmer, though it doesn't cling too much to any damage already there so whether this is the effect they were getting at, in that respect that did work!
I always use ivory as I am quite pale skinned (dead looking!), and also have to use a translucent sealing powder to try and stop the shine coming through too quickly, and the foundation looked as good once sealed over (some can go a bit chalky looking!).
Longevity wise this lasts around the same amount of time as my previous foundations have, about 3-4 hours, then my husband will very subtly ask if I feel ill, as I look like s**t, then I know it is time to re-apply (and consider a divorce! Lol!).
As with most foundations this will come off when and if it comes into contact with clothing and collars, so care needs to be taken if getting changed, or (if like me!) you forget to remove the foundation completely, it is a real bummer trying to get this stuff of pillows (and mascara too, I have a face shape on most of my pillows!).
This stuff is really easy to remove at the end of the day and (when I remember!) comes off with either baby lotion or even wipes, without any problems.
This stuff (even when left on overnight!) has never irritated my skin, or made it any spottier than the norm, in fact if I come across this stuff on offer again ( I never pay full price if I can help it!), I would be more than happy to buy this again.
This cost me £6.00 on offer, and is available for around the £9.00 mark which is around the price many are sold for, this is good value as the bottle holds 1fl oz 30ml of cream and has a shelf life (once opened) of 18 months, though this usually lasts me (with twice a day use), for a good 6 weeks.
Any down sides, not so much with foundation but a small pet hate with the bottle itself.
When the foundation gets down to a certain level in the bottle, there is more chance for air to get into the pump tube, so that on more than one occasion have I ended up with small splatters of foundation over my sink and in the worst case scenario over my clothes, though how this could be combated I couldn't say.
On the other hand though the bottle is fully recyclable, and due to the bottle being glass and clear you never in adversity run out of foundation like I used to do when it came in tube form!
This is a lovely foundation that I would quite happily buy again, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
For more information visit - www.rimmel.co.uk
Summary: A good foundation.